S&W Announces Formation of Art & Museum Law Group
Boston, Massachusetts—June 14, 2011—Sullivan & Worcester LLP announced today the formation of a new practice, the Art & Museum Law Group, devoted to helping stakeholders in fine arts carry out their missions successfully, during a time when museums, galleries and artists are confronted with a shifting landscape of rights, duties, claims and regulations.
Sullivan & Worcester’s Art & Museum Law Group is experienced in a broad array of issues affecting museums, artists, and other institutions devoted to the arts. The team combines its skill and experience in these general areas with a specific focus on museums. The Group understands both the challenges and opportunities faced by today’s museums, artists and collectors and includes John Graham, the Best Lawyers’ 2011 Boston Non-Profit/Charities Lawyer of the Year; Nicholas M. O’Donnell, a civil litigator who has both curatorial and legal experience with art museums; and seasoned intellectual property litigators, among others.
“We are excited to be at the vanguard of firms in Boston and New York providing this resource for our clients,” said Nicholas M. O’Donnell. “Arts institutions must balance issues related to intellectual property, governance, tax, employment and restitution that do not fit into any preconceived notions of law practice,” he added. “We focus on issues affecting this community, and we understand the specific needs and practical challenges of these unique institutions.”
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